Classes at Momentum are regularly changing as the island’s visitors and teachers are temporary travelers. Please see our weekly schedule below. Notice we are taking a break from November to January. We can’t wait to welcome you again! New year! New us! New you!
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Foundation class is an introduction into the process of building the primal physique. We are creating the perfect machinery that can endure and excel even in the most demanding and difficult movement arts. We use a variety of tools to create a smart, strong and resilient body by focusing on resolving mobility issues, eliminating injuries, building raw organic strength, working on coordination and difficult movement patterns, bulletproofing critical joints, interacting with another body and engaging in play. We draw from disciplines that contain a lot of complex movements patterns like gymnastics, dance, martial arts, grappling, yoga, capoeira animal locomotion and create our own unique practice. Foundation class is for everyone. No matter your current skills or capabilities. It’s the first building block in the Momentum training process. Here we are building the body and learning about the user manual of our own machinery.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art System with the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, ground fighting, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. The beauty of BJJ lies in it’s application of physical laws of weight distribution and leverage empowering small and weak people to defeat bigger and stronger opponents. Regarded as human chess its possibilities to use the body and movement patterns is endless. A true discipline where physical intelligence, strength, mobility, awareness, sensitivity, emotional stability and determination is developed. The fighter will use every limb of his body to solve the problem he’s presented with. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body, benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, extraordinary physical intelligence, self-knowledge of their own body and mind and its social benefits.
Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially – following a shared point of contact. This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. Contact Improvisation is an honoring of every moment. There is a sweet surrendering that happens when our bodies stay faithful to what is happening now. One learns to recognize and differentiate subtle impulses in our movement choices and our partner’s choices. We begin to decipher the cues that we give and receive which tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to go down, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when to be still. In this form one learns to stay in integrity with each choice, never forcing, never rushing. When Body, Mind, and Spirit are united in their instinctive wisdom one finds ones-self at home in every moment expressing ones true nature.